Last night Andrew and I were craving something a little different than our usual Sunday night Chinese takeout. Since one of my 2014 goals is to try all Top 50 restaurants in Atlanta, I checked out Atlanta Magazines list to see which would be our next place to try out. We decided to try Atlanta’s best upscale Jewish deli, The General Muir.
Located at the Emory Point Shopping Center, the General Muir was not what I expected-in a good way of course! It was very modern and felt like a mixture between a speak easy and diner.
Although the menu was not extensive, it had various options that stood out. Of course the burger looked like a great option but we both went with what they are famous for, the Pastrami sandwich. We got their Sunday night special which was half a Pastrami Sandwich and a bowl of Matzo Ball Soup.
Now I’ve never had a Pastrami sandwich so I cannot compare but this one was absolutely amazing. I got mine with the deli mustard option and Andrew got his with the Russian sauce which is an egg base, pickle sauce. For those of your who don’t know I rather eat a small puppy than a pickle. The mustard gave my Pastrami sandwich a spicy little kick! Yummy!
The Matzo Ball Soup was a perfect side with the Pastrami sandwich. In the reviews I read many people said it tasted like their Moms homemade version. Best compliment a restaurant can be given in my opinion. I also read various reviews saying this was the best Pastrami sandwich outside of NYC.